Today's growing population of adult learners are fast becoming experts
at balancing work, family and a college education. When Post
University launched its Advice
to Your Former Self Facebook Contest, more than 350 campus-based and
online adults learners from around the country submitted stories of
adversity, determination, inspiration, and hope. The 30 best stories
have been compiled in a new e-book titled, "The
Adult Learner Survival Guide: Wisdom, Inspiration, and Advice for Moms,
Dads, Military Personnel, and Other Working Adults," available for
"The Adult Learner Survival Guide" includes advice from 30 adult
learners who are attending or have attended universities throughout the
country and have experienced some common-and not so common-challenges in
their educational endeavors. The 57-page e-book is packed with
motivation, ideas, and pointers that adult learners can use to help get
the most out of their education while juggling the rest of life's
"Oneof the most important factors for success among adult learners is
having a strong support network," says Frank
Mulgrew, President of the Online
Education Institute of Post University, which is home to more than
14,000 adult students. "We have always been inspired by how much our
students support one another, whether they're enrolled in face-to-face
or online classes. This e-book pulls together advice from adult learners
who wanted to offer their support and share their stories of triumph
with other current and future adult students."
The adult learners featured in the e-book make up one of the fastest
growing student segments in the U.S. Between 2008 and 2019, enrollment
in degree-granting institutions is projected to increase 28 percent
for students who are 25 to 34 years old, and 22 percent for students who
are 35 years old and over, according to the National Center for
Education Statistics (NCES). This exceeds the 12 percent projected
increase in "traditional" college students, aged 18 to 24.
"'The Adult Learner Survival Guide' showcases a cross-section of the
modern American student population," says Mulgrew. "Our e-book
demonstrates the power inherent in a new model of higher education
focused on supporting students of all ages, and underscores the need to
make it possible for anyone to be a successful lifelong learner. We hope
this e-book will help new generations of adult learners better succeed
in their educational endeavors and achieve their life goals."
The contest was open to all adult learners enrolled in traditional
campus-based or fully online programs around the country.
"The Adult Learner Survival Guide" can be read and shared now at www.post.edu/ebook.
About Post University
Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven
university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal
skills, and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields.
Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of
degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is
known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes,
and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Its more than 15,000 full-
and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are
supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and
succeed in today's global workplace. To learn more about Post
University, visit http://www.Post.edu
or call 800-345-2562.
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